February 22, 2010

Diplomats Raise $1000 for WBCA Cancer Fund

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team held their third-annual Pink Zone women's basketball games last Wednesday and Saturday, raising $1,000 dollars to benefit the Kay Yow/Women's Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA) Cancer Fund. Through the team's efforts and with SAAC's help F&M was able to more than double last year's donations. $680 was collected from the fans while SAAC contributed $320 for their apparel sale.

The women's basketball team would like to thank all the fans that contributed last week, making this year's Pink Zone the most successful to date.  Last year, F&M raised over $450 for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

The WBCA began the Pink Zone, formerly known as "Think Pink," in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.

The 2009 campaign raised over $1.3 million, reached over 912,000 fans, unified more than 1,600 participating teams and organizations, and saw 56+ schools break attendance records at their event. The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation.